(Closed) How did you feel after stopping the pill?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Amazing.  I felt so much better once I stopped, but my skin did start to break out.  The derm gave me a topical retinoid that has worked really well.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My pharmacy had switched me to the generic when it was available.  It gave me horrible mood swings and I was pretty much mean to everyone I encountered.  It just didn’t feel like me anymore.  Then my doctor recommended that I get off of the pill due to clotting warnings. 

Go see your derm about any acne issues.

Post # 7
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

AWESOME. Stopping the pill was the best thing ever. I am about 6 weeks off of it and I’m so happy. Almost immediatly I had an increase in sex drive, I had an increase in liking babies (so weird right? But I always was so anti-baby and within 2 weeks I was like hmmmm i’d be cool with a kid, which is happy for me bc i never felt “normal” not liking babies), I just felt better over-all and happier. Oh, and my period came almost exactly on time still with LESS pms and a shorter period than I had before. The only down side at all was I got about 4 zits my first month off when I usually have clear skin. But thats about it. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have PCOS and stopping the pill was still the best thing I ever did. I understand that for some it’s the best thing to be ON the pill but I came off it about 3 years ago and haven’t looked back. I don’t even remember feeling a side effect comign off it. Emotionally I felt more with it – almost like the pill made me emotionally neutral which is horrible. Even though I definately find my cycle makes me more weepy and stress, I now laugh and feel love like nothing I felt on the pill.

I now always encourage people to try and find an alternative to the pill if they can. Learning about your cycle and your fertility has been my birth control and have had no “near misses” yet.

 

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